Megyn Kelly faced the biggest crisis of her career.
The NBC host was in deep trouble after she made racial comments on her show.
But no one ever imagined it would end with Kelly doing this for the last time ever.
Megyn Kelly Faces Biggest Controversy Of Her Career
Megyn Kelly stepped in it.
The NBC daytime talk show host made comments many liberals took as racially insensitive.
They claimed she defended white people dressing up in blackface for Halloween.
“But what is racist?” she exclaimed. “Because truly, you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Like, back when I was a kid, that was okay, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”
Kelly knew she was in trouble right away.
She sent off an email to NBC staff apologizing for her remarks.
Then she went on the air the next day and issued a tearful apology to her viewers.
“I defended the idea, saying as long as it was respectful, and part of a Halloween costume, it seemed okay,” the NBC host added. “Well, I was wrong and I am sorry.”
“I want to begin with two words: ‘I’m sorry,’” Kelly stated. “Yesterday we had a discussion here about political correctness and Halloween costumes, and that conversation turned to whether it is ever okay for a person of one race to dress up as another — a black person making their race lighter or a white person making theirs darker, to make a costume complete.”
Kelly Faces Backlash Inside NBC
But her apology was not enough.
NBC News President Andy Lack ripped her comments during an NBC staff town hall.
“There is no other way to put this, but I condemn those remarks. There is no place on our air or in this workplace for them. Very unfortunate,” Lack declared.
Longtime ‘Today Show’ weatherman and contributor Al Roker – who is black – blasted her apology as not enough.
“The fact is, while she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country, because this is a history, going back to the 1830s minstrel shows, to demean and denigrate a race,” Roker declared.
CAA – which represented Kelly – dropped her.
Finally, NBC fired Kelly.
But it was not all bad news.
Kelly walked away with her entire 69 million dollar contract paid in full.
Why Kelly Was Really Fired
Two things worked against Kelly from the very start of her career at NBC.
First, many inside the network resented her 69 million dollar contract.
Second, she was a former Fox News anchor.
At liberal NBC, there can be no greater sin than being associated with Fox News and conservative media.
But some pundits speculated that Kelly wanted to go back to Fox.
During the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, she defended Kavanaugh and poked holes in his accusers’ stories.
That did not go over well with NBC’s left-wing audience.
But it could have been a hint that Kelly knew her time at NBC was up.
We will keep you updated on any new developments in this ongoing story.